I'm going to admit it... I feel absolutely no taper-madness. I'm slightly under the weather (I'm convinced from running in the wind on Thanksgiving), which has naturally made me want to slow down (and get a Vitamin C IV). But when I have put in a run, I felt good. I feel completely confident and ready. I cannot wait for Sunday. I'm not antsy about getting in miles this week, I'm enjoying my mornings hanging out with Paige instead of at the gym for 2 hours. I know I still have 4 more days to go crazy, but I think taper-madness has passed me by. I feel like my head is on completely straight and this marathon is totally mine. And while this cough is annoying, I don't feel sluggish and my legs feel great. I know that regardless... this is 26.2 miles and anything can happen. I can't even begin to list the number of occurences that can happen in the span of the 5 hours that I plan to be on that course... but I will put my foot on that starting line knowing that I did the work and knowing that I was ready and feeling confident... and really - is there anything more I can do?